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Mayo 2014

Pactos para la igualdad: hacia un futuro sostenible

Alicia Bárcena's picture
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April 7th is an Armenian national holiday celebrating motherhood and beauty. And it may not surprise you that, since it comes one short month after International Women’s Day, we tend to combine the two events into a 30-day celebration of opportunity.

We get a lot of oversees movies here in Armenia – conveniently located at geographic and cultural crossroads – so l discovered a charming film called Hidden Figures which has captured a lot of interest in this very scientifically-minded country. It is an inspiring story with a lesson that translates easily here – that if all Armenian students and workers are empowered with skills, opportunity, and family and community support, they too could reach for the stars!

“Sin alimentos no habrá paz”

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هناك إجماع على أن الصراعات تكبد الاقتصاد خسائر باهظة، من بينها الدمار الواسع الذي يصيب البنية التحتية والمساكن، وتعطيل التجارة والنقل والإنتاج، ناهيك عن الخسائر في الأرواح والمعاناة البشرية الهائلة. بيد أنه من الصعوبة بمكان الحصول على التقدير الكمي لهذه التكاليف.

Auge de empresas de datos de libre acceso en los mercados emergentes

Alla Morrison's picture
“The test of success is not what you do when you are on top,” as U.S. Army General George S. Patton Jr. famously said. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.” 

In the context of countries that need rebuilding, public-private partnerships (PPPs) can lend extra oomph to the bounce, boosting post-conflict countries in cases where:
  • Government doesn’t have the money, skills, or people to deliver good services; or 
  • Even if it had the money, it couldn’t spend it well or fast enough, and/or 
  • Even if it could invest the money, any follow-up would be insufficient (see first bullet).

Derribar las barreras para el intercambio del conocimiento

Nena Stoiljkovic's picture


The World Bank Group (WBG) has clear goals to end poverty by 2030 and to promote shared prosperity in every country, both of which guide our operations, analysis, and policy advice. In setting these ambitious goals, it is not surprising to note that the WBG has made the measurement of extreme poverty an explicit corporate goal and has taken up a commitment to undertake a close and reliable monitoring.

Midiendo lo que es importante: reconociendo el rol de la naturaleza en una economía global

Russ Mittermeier's picture


Les espoirs que nous plaçons depuis longtemps dans les immenses ressources dont font preuve les jeunes femmes du monde arabe en termes de volonté, d’ingéniosité et de résilience ont une nouvelle fois été justifiés.

Cómo tomar el control de tus finanzas personales

Rekha Reddy's picture

A little while ago, I blogged about an unprecedented meeting of Indigenous Peoples’ representatives from 28 countries that took place on the idyllic islands of Guna Yala, Panama, in September 2011.

One and a half years later, it is fair to say that we have come a very long way as we welcome over 30 representatives of Indigenous Peoples and southern civil society organizations from Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific for a workshop on the Carbon Fund of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) here in Washington, DC this week. The Bank serves as the Trustee and the Secretariat of the FCPF, a global partnership that is helping countries draft REDD+ readiness plans and will provide carbon payments to countries that meet certain targets.

Since our initial meeting in Panama, Indigenous Peoples’ representatives adopted an Action Plan, travelled the world to meet, dialogue and learn, and gathered in regional follow-up meetings to build capacity and prioritize demands.

When I look back at the beginning of the series of dialogues with Indigenous Peoples, I remember that discussions mainly revolved about the role of Indigenous Peoples in REDD+ (which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Indigenous Peoples were concerned that REDD+ could become a means for pushing them off their ancestral lands. With their livelihoods and cultural identity deeply connected to the forest and the land, losing access to them would mean losing everything. At the time, our engagement centered on broad questions such as, How do we ensure that REDD+ will not undermine customary rights to land?

Latinoamérica y el Caribe: ¿De vuelta a la normalidad?

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The launching of the iPhones 8 and X and the advent of genomic-based precision medicine for disease treatment and prevention, are new reminders that technological innovation is fueling momentous change in our daily lives. Indeed, as Professor Klaus Schwab, the chairman of the World Economic Forum describes, the physical, digital and biological trends underpinning what he calls 'the fourth industrial revolution', are unleashing changes “unlike anything humankind has experienced before.”  

1 de cada 3: ¿Qué hace falta para que usted se enfade?

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Circunstancia © Hanifa Alizada

La exposición “1 de cada 3” se inspiró en la obra de una joven fotógrafa afgana, Hanifa Alizada, (i) y elegí su foto “Circunstancia” para este blog, ya que transmite la marcha dolorosa en la que todos estamos presentes para luchar contra este increíble nivel de violencia que sufren las mujeres y niñas en el mundo. La exhibición destaca que esta epidemia realmente no distingue ninguna clase socioeconómica. No reconoce origen étnico, raza, religión, o nivel educativo. El flagelo de la violencia de género trasciende las fronteras internacionales.

Nuevas investigaciones de la Organización Mundial de la Salud concluyen que un 35 % de las mujeres a nivel mundial —1 de cada 3— son sometidas a maltratos durante su vida, en su mayoría por sus maridos o parejas, y estos actos de violencia se traducen en un enorme costo personal y económico.

Acontecimientos terribles, como una violación en grupo en un autobús, son destacados en los titulares de los medios de comunicación, pero en realidad no hay lugar más inseguro para una mujer que su propio hogar. Solo las estimaciones de la pérdida de productividad oscilan entre el 1,5 % y el 2 % del producto interno bruto (PIB), lo que equivale al gasto en educación primaria de la mayoría de los países en desarrollo.
 
Con “1 de cada 3”, el Programa de Arte del Grupo del Banco Mundial busca incentivarla(o) a participar y actuar para combatir la violencia de género.
 
Esta exposición reúne datos concretos a través de unas 80 obras de arte poderosas y con distintas tonalidades, que exploran las diversas formas en que la violencia afecta las vidas de las mujeres y niñas en todo el mundo.
 
Estos trabajos transmiten el impacto de la violencia doméstica tal como la experimentan o presencian los niños, como en las pinturas de Laben John (i) de Papua Nueva Guinea, y de la violencia sexual y de género como arma de guerra, que queda en evidencia en la escultura de Freddy Tsimba de la República Democrática del Congo.
 
El artista Nasheen Saeed de Pakistán representa el abandono total que sufren tantas niñas en sus propias familias, simplemente porque son niñas.

¿Puede tu empleador afectar tu viaje casa-trabajo?

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Corruption continues to plague customs administrations around the world regardless of their level of development and despite intense public attention.

Recent high profile cases in many first world countries reinforce what we always knew—that no country is immune, and that there are no quick fix solutions available. The very nature of customs work makes it vulnerable to many forms of corruption, from the payment of informal facilitation fees to large scale fraud and other serious criminal activities.

But this blanket generalization belies some genuine progress in countries where reforms are making a measurable impact on operational effectiveness and integrity. 
 


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